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DBMS > EXASOL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant vs. IRONdb

System Properties Comparison EXASOL vs. Firebase Realtime Database vs. IBM Cloudant vs. IRONdb

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NameEXASOL  Xexclude from comparisonFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonIBM Cloudant  Xexclude from comparisonIRONdb  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionHigh-performance, in-memory, MPP database specifically designed for in-memory analytics.Cloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.Database as a Service offering based on Apache CouchDBA distributed Time Series DBMS with a focus on scalability, fault tolerance and operational simplicity
Primary database modelRelational DBMSDocument storeDocument storeTime Series DBMS
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Score2.98
Rank#103  Overall
#53  Relational DBMS
Score18.34
Rank#39  Overall
#6  Document stores
Score3.33
Rank#95  Overall
#17  Document stores
Score0.04
Rank#336  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Websitewww.exasol.comfirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasewww.ibm.com/­cloud/­cloudantwww.circonus.com/­solutions/­time-series-database
Technical documentationwww.exasol.com/­resourcesfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasecloud.ibm.com/­docs/­Cloudantdocs.circonus.com/­irondb
DeveloperExasolGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014IBM, Apache Software Foundation infoIBM acquired Cloudant in February 2014Circonus LLC.
Initial release2000201220102017
Current releaseV0.10.20, January 2018
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercialcommercialcommercialcommercial
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenoyesyesno
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Implementation languageErlangC and C++
Server operating systemshostedhostedLinux
Data schemeyesschema-freeschema-freeschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesnoyes infotext, numeric, histograms
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nononono
Secondary indexesyesyesyesno
SQL infoSupport of SQLyesnonoSQL-like query language (Circonus Analytics Query Language: CAQL)
APIs and other access methods.Net
JDBC
ODBC
WebSocket
Android
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
RESTful HTTP/JSON APIHTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
Lua
Python
R
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
C#
Java
JavaScript
Objective-C
PHP
Ruby
.Net
C
C++
Clojure
Erlang
Go
Haskell
Java
JavaScript
JavaScript (Node.js)
Lisp
Lua
Perl
PHP
Python
R
Ruby
Rust
Scala
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresuser defined functionslimited functionality with using 'rules'View functions (Map-Reduce) in JavaScriptyes, in Lua
TriggersyesCallbacks are triggered when data changesyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingAutomatic, metric affinity per node
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMulti-source replication
Source-replica replication
configurable replication factor, datacenter aware
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infoHadoop integrationnoyesno
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Eventual ConsistencyImmediate consistency per node, eventual consistency across nodes
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyesnonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDyesno infoatomic operations within a document possibleno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyes infoOptimistic lockingyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yesnono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles according to SQL-standardyes, based on authentication and database rulesAccess rights for users can be defined per databaseno

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